Strong Thunderstorms to Hit Northwestern Wyoming County; S/Lake received Wind, Rain also
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN WYOMING... NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS... ERIE... SOUTHEASTERN NIAGARA... ORLEANS... NORTHEASTERN CHAUTAUQUA... GENESEE AND NORTHWESTERN MONROE COUNTIES...
At 847 PM EST, radar indicated thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Albion to 12 miles northwest of Lake Erie State Park. Movement was southeast at 25 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph, pea size hail and brief heavy downpours are possible with these storms through late this evening.
Locations impacted include... Buffalo, Rochester, Greece, Cheektowaga, Irondequoit, West Seneca, Clarence, Chili, Lackawanna, Batavia, Kenmore, Depew, Amherst, Tonawanda, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Lancaster, Hamburg, Brockport and East Aurora. This includes Interstate 90 between exits 59 and 47.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, which may cause localized flooding in poor drainage areas and also along creeks and streams that are already swollen by melting snow. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways! Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.